EDH Deck Time – Valentin / Lisette

These cards are kind of weird. They are clearly meant to work together, but obviously, you can’t have each side available to you at the same time, so you need figure out how use both sides. I’m not going to do that. Basically, I’m making a horde deck, which tries to grow the creatures though black’s ability to gain life consistently. It is also possible that Valentin is itself a nice plan in certain contexts, where graveyards are well used.

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WotC and Commander

I couldn’t find this discussion, so there is a chance I’m misremembering this, but I think it was around a year ago, when SaffronOlive tweeted something along the lines of WotC not understanding Commander. I believe it was Blake Rasmussen who answered that with the success of the products, they must understand it at least somewhat.

And isn’t that the real problem.

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EDH Deck Time: Thrasios + Eligeth

Eligeth seems like a commander I would enjoy, but where to find a good partner? There’s two other potential partners that have the word scry printed on them, so that does limit certain aspects quite a bit. Thrasios seems like the better one simply due to the extra color, although the activated ability of Thrasios has limited utilty with Eligeth, as the ramping aspect is more random than usual if you draw the first card instead of scry.

[draft]Eligeth, Crossroads Augur
Thrasios, Triton Hero[/draft]

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EDH Deck Time: Tormod + Ghost of Ramirez DePietro

Tormod seems interesting, if underpowered, but than again, all partners should be underpowered, because you do get two. Looking at the various potential partners, the only one I found fun enough is [card]Ghost of Ramirez DePietro[/card], another underpowered commander. I do also like how Ghost enables a certain amount of diplomacy, even if that is kind of hard to utilize.

[draft]Tormod, the Desecrator
Ghost of Ramirez DePietro[/draft]

WHat to do with this pair? Madness? I guess it doesn’t actually work due to the new rules. Delve? That’s are handily largely in blue and black. Both also have plenty of self-mill and cycling, which are helpful.

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EDH Deck Time: Breeches and Kediss

[draft]Breeches, Brazen Plunderer
Kediss, Emberclaw Familiar[/draft]

So, hear me out: If you have both of these on the table, each time you deal combat damage to a player, that damage gets copied to other opponents as well by Kediss. But Breeches doesn’t require combat damage, any damage is enough. Also, Kediss states that the original source is also the source of the new damage. So, you can get three cards exiled in a three player game. Not that you can count that as three card advantage, since there is no way you can play all of them, but it will give you plenty of options.

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